How many times does procrastination get rewarded? Rarely. Here is one of those rare times.
The first 30 people to register as full conference registrants THIS WEEK (Monday through Friday only) will receive a complimentary copy of A.B.C.s of Behavioral Forensics, the prize-winning and seminal study of the psychology of fraud.
Written by three of the conference speakers, this book has been presented to the FBI Academy and was instrumental in the launch of Conference Sponsor Behavioral Forensics Group, LLC.
The authors will sign these free (standard price: $60) copies at your request.

Although the Conference has gone virtual this year, it is better than ever with more training options from which to choose. We want to thank the National Association of Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) for providing the technology platform. You will hear from a multidisciplinary cadre of speakers covering accounting, law enforcement, psychology, working with lawyers, and medicine that includes CPE/CLE compliance (3 hours of “Ethics” CPE-credits to meet Ohio requirements for CPAs).

The Conference will again this year be emceed by Amanda Malusky Krauss, Associate Managing Director, Axium Consulting.
The Behavioral Forensics Group, LLC-sponsored speakers are below. NACVA is also providing several concurrent session speakers. Their names and topics can be found on the registration page.

City of Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, will open the Conference by presenting her insights on Leadership, Ethics, and Integrity in Public Office. She has been Dayton’s Mayor for seven years, and is a leader among her peer Mayors (currently First Vice President of the National Conference of Democratic Mayors). Mayor Whaley will be introduced by University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina.

David DeVillers, U.S. Attorney for the District of Southern Ohio, will also keynote in speaking of Federal Law Enforcement and Cyber Threats.

Adam Lawson, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Cincinnati Division Cyber Squad, will return from last year to brief us on the Cyber-Enabled Fraud Threat Picture, from his investigative viewpoint.

Mark DeLong, Managing Director of Grant Thornton’s Financial Services Risk Advisory Practice, will be speaking on Maturing Your Fraud Risk Management Program… Freddie Mac Operational Risk leadership and oversight is only a part of Mark’s history: There, he was Chief Enterprise Risk Officer and Chief Risk Officer for Information Technology. Our registration information page has more information on all speakers’ backgrounds.
David Sems, founder of forensic consulting firm Sems & Associates, will be speaking on Investigative Technology, How 1s and 0s Really Add Up. David led the Americas Forensic Data Analysis team at Ernst & Young during his 11 years there, and is currently the Managing Director of The White Elm Group electronic discovery practice.

Dr. Sri Ramamoorti and Daven Morrison, MD, experts in the psychology of fraudsters (sharks), their victims (marks) and witnesses (larks), will continue their exploration (started last year) of fraud psychology. Both are partners/founders of Behavioral Forensics Group, LLC. Sri is a professor of accounting at the University of Dayton and is a CPA, CFE, MAFF, among other honorifics, and earned a Ph.D in quantitative psychology. Dr. Morrison is a board-certified organizational psychiatrist, member of Morrison Associates, Ltd, a management consulting firm, and affiliated with the Clinical Faculty of the Rosalind Franklin University of Science and Medicine. The title of their presentation: Bringing Freud to Fraud.

Vic Hartman will be speaking on Interviewing Skills for Professionals. Founder and principal of The Hartman Firm in Atlanta, Vic is a retired Special Agent of the FBI, an attorney, a CPA, and a CFE, and a partner in Behavioral Forensics Group, LLC. He most recently was President of the Georgia Chapter of The ACFE. He is highly experienced in fraud investigations work and led the search for evidence at the Enron Headquarters in Houston.

Paul Baumrind is the FBI’s Supervisory Special Agent at the Healthcare Fraud Unit in Washington, D.C. and will be speaking twice at our Conference. On Tuesday, he will speak on COVID-19 Fraud Schemes, and on Thursday, he will be joined by David Lazarus (see below) with a case study of The Investigation of Insys Therapeutics.

David Lazarus is an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, who will co-present with Paul Baumrind (see above) in a case study of The Investigation of Insys Therapeutics on Thursday. The Insys Therapeutics case investigation was featured on the CBS network’s 60 Minutes. David is a veteran trial attorney and white collar litigator.

Sulaksh Shah and Marc Filer: Sulaksh Shah is a PricewaterhouseCooper partner in the firm’s Forensics Services Practice in Washington, D.C. Marc Filer, is a Director in PwC's Cyber, Privacy, and Forensic Services Practice, also in Washington, D.C. Their topic: Fraud Update 2020. Sulaksh is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Washington DC and Illinois. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), and a Chartered Accountant from India. His professional history has been international in scope. Marc targets his work on anti-corruption/FCPA matters, including internal investigations, compliance program assessments, and due diligence. Marc has also managed forensic accounting and financial fraud investigations, anti-money laundering investigations/kickbacks, and dispute analysis/expert witness cases.

Dr. Joseph W. Koletar is a founding partner of Behavioral Forensics Group, LLC and is a retired FBI senior executive and Special Agent, who will be presenting with Dr. Sri Ramamoorti, Dr. Daven Morrison, and Vic Hartman (see earlier introductions to them) on A Multidimensional Look at Fraud. This session will consist of mini-presentations describing the psychological, prosecutorial, and sociological dimensions of fraud. After retiring from the FBI, Joe entered a 13-year-career as Director, Principal, and Executive Director in the Fraud and Forensics practices of Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Ernst & Young LLP. Dr. Koletar was the inaugural Chair of the Board of Regents, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is one of the select few awarded the prestigious title of ACFE Fellow in the organization’s history.

Harvin Moore will speak on One Choice Can Change Your Life, a case study centered on ethics, based on personal experience. In 1985, Harvin bought MeritBanc Savings and grew it to about 300 employees with $400 million in assets including a mortgage company subsidiary with a servicing portfolio of $2+ billion. Harvin then made One Choice That Changed His Life. As a partner in a major Houston law firm, he earlier specialized in real estate and banking law.

Paul Hammer MD, will be speaking on The Role of Inspector Generals in Fraud Prevention and Detection. He is a Captain, US Navy (RET), and Former Assistant Inspector General in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Hammer is a former Navy physician with a long and accomplished career in clinical psychiatry, organizational consultation, and leadership. You can see the details in his biography linked to the registration page. Most relevant to us today: Dr. Hammer was commanding officer of the Navy’s Information Systems Support Command before it was transitioned into the Defense Health Agency and finished his career in the Navy as Assistant Inspector General for Medical Matters on the staff of the Naval Inspector General in Washington, DC.

Bryan Fite is the Account Chief Information Security Officer for British Telecom-Americas and is based in Dayton. His presentation is on The Future of Fraud. Bryan recently hosted the annual Dayton Security Summit and is the creator of Packetwars, the world's first cyber sport. He specializes in using facilitated innovation to solve "wicked business problems." His specialty fields include information assurance, security governance, risk management, Trust Enhanced Risk Management, and hacking arts.

Scott Mendeloff, Bennett Kaplan, and Amanda Malusky Krauss will be presenting on Working with Lawyers in Internal Investigations. Scott Mendeloff combines an 11-year tenure as a former federal prosecutor with 25 years of experience in private practice in commercial trials and white collar criminal litigation. He comes to us from Greenberg Traurig LLP. His co-presenters, Bennett Kaplan and Amanda Malusky Krauss, are from Conference co-sponsor Axium Consulting, Chicago. Bennett is the founder of Axium Consulting and has conducted investigations for more than twenty-five years as a consultant, a federal prosecutor, and a private lawyer. He combines the expertise and perspectives of an attorney, a Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Fraud Examiner in providing comprehensive solutions. Amanda's experience includes seven years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she was part of its investigations group. She is currently the President of the Southwest Ohio Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (also a Conference co-sponsor), and is Associate Managing Director at Axium Consulting. Amanda is an experienced forensic accountant and investigator with over 15 years of experience and leadership in fraud investigations, forensic accounting, investigative litigation support, and internal and human resource investigations. She is also the host-emcee of this Conference.

Conference pricing and the agenda for daily sessions can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Behavioral Forensics Group
University of Dayton